K-1 and Immigrant Visa Processing Update (April 9, 2021)

The Secretary of State determined on April 8 that the travel of immigrant and fiancé(e) visa holders is in the national interest for purposes of approving exceptions under the geographic COVID Presidential Proclamation 10143.

The U.S. Embassy in Finland expects to resume processing for K-1 non-immigrant visas and all categories of immigrant visas by May 2021. Due to a significant backlog, applicants should prepare for the possibility of longer than usual wait times. However, applicants may wish to begin working to update their medical examinations and any other expired documents, as necessary. More information about K-1 visa requirements can be found here. More information about IV requirements can be found here.

Immigrant visa applicants should communicate with the National Visa Center about interview scheduling. K visa applicants will be contacted by the U.S. Embassy in Finland in the coming weeks.